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Stena Holyhead to host electricty from waves scheme

Ferry companies often move oversize shipments for major projects, but UK and European ro ro operator Stena Line has taken the process a stage further by providing the infrastructure for a major scheme. It has entered a joint venture with Swedish-based Minesto to build an assembly hall in Wales, which Minesto will use to build new technology to generate electricity from the ocean. The hall, due to be completed in June, will ... [+]
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EU pays the ferrymen – not enough

The new chief executive of the Interferry trade association, Mike Corrigan, called for more European Union involvement and investment in the ferry sector at European Shipping Week in Brussels on 27 February. He asked why only 3% of total European transport funding is devoted to ferries despite the sector’s major ... [+]
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Arrests made in Heathrow drugs bust

Two men have been arrested following a National Crime Agency raid on a freight warehouse near Heathrow Airport, which followed the discovery of three kilos of cocaine discovered in air freight at Gatwick. The 45-year-old from Hayes and a 32-year-old from Southall were detained at the warehouse in Hounslow in the ... [+]
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Leading lights

PD Ports won the Transport & Logistics Company of the Year title while chief executive David Robinson was named Business Personality of the Year at the inaugural Northern Lights Awards 2017. They were made in recognition of the business’ commitment to collaboration across the Northern Powerhouse and helping to rebalance ... [+]
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Hactl gets CEIV cert

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminls Ltd (HACTL) has become the first handler in the Territory to gain full IATA CEIV Pharma certification. It is part of an airport authority initiative to gain similar validation for all other players in Hong Kong’s cargo industry. [+]
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Tilbury consults on port plans

The Port of Tilbury is due to start pre-planning community consultation on 6 on its proposals to build a new Tilbury2, terminal adjacent to the port. It will be built on a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new pontoon ... [+]
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New LCL rail service between China and Europe

Kuehne + Nagel has launched a new rail service for less-than-containerload (LCL) consignments between China and Europe. The KN Eurasia Express will be aimed particularly at customers in automotive, high-tech, and fashion. A direct rail link will operate between Wuhan in China to Hamburg in Germany and Poznan (Poland). Kuehne ... [+]
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FTA Multimodal awards – finalists announced

Finalists have been announced for the Multimodal awards, due to be unveiled by cricketing legend David Gower at a dinner on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 19.00. They are: The Seafreight Operator of the Year Award - sponsored by Freightliner - finalists are Maersk, CMA CGM, MSC, Evergreen, P&O Ferries, ... [+]
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Ipswich grain still growing

ABP Ipswich says it has again broken records with larger vessels and saw a surge in ship calls in 2016. In total, 743 ships called at the port, up 8% on 2015 figures, while gross rose 13% to 2.6 million gross tonnes last year. Ipswich, which is the UK’s leading export ... [+]
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Faster trade deal comes into force

The World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) came into force on 22 February after it was ratified by two-thirds of its members. Rwanda, Oman, Chad and Jordan submitted their acceptance, bringing the total number of ratifications over the required two thirds threshold of 110. The agreement aims to speed up ... [+]

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